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Keep your truck riding in style with a fifth wheel tailgate! These tailgates offer ease of use and durability while improving the aerodynamics of your vehicle and adding clearance while towing a fifth wheel trailer. Perfect for fifth wheel towing or simply enhancing your truck's gas mileage, a custom-fit tailgate is a smart addition to any truck.

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WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch Mounted Bumper Step Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the WeatherTech bump step, part number WT81BS1. This hitch step installs into a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver as you can see here. With it installed, this is going to allow us to gain easy access into the bed of our truck. We have it installed on our SUV, you see that we can have it installed and gain access up to the roof of our vehicle, access anything on our roof rack that we may need to or any accessories that we may have installed. You can also see that with it installed in the hitch, it would also work on a front-mounted hitch. You could use this to help assist in working underneath the hood of your vehicle. Also, with it installed, it's going to act as a strong bumper guard.


Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate Review

Today we're going to show you Part #VGM-07-100, the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design. We've got it on our truck here to show you how it fits. First off, the construction. It has a square-style tubing on the top here, and it's got the nice, generous cut-out here for your hitch on your 5th-wheel or gooseneck trailer. This does have the round tubes going all the way across, another square tubing construction on the bottom. Take a closer look at the edge of the tailgate where it meets the bed and tail lights. You can see it has a gentle curve that actually matches the curve of the bed and tail lights. You can take a look. There's a little seam on the body work here.


B&W Headache Rack with LED Lights Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Today on our 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 Crewcab, we're going to install part number BWPUCP7541BA. This is the B&W Custom Headache Rack with LED lights. This headache rack is designed to keep the cargo from damaging your rear view window, keep anything from going through your glass. This has a louvered screen on it so you can still see out the back of your vehicle. These horizontal louvers actually help shield the sun from the truck and may help in decreasing the temperature inside the truck a little bit. Let's go ahead and take a look at the features rack on the side here. Looking on the passenger side, we've got a hand hold right here.


Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate Installation - 2008 Toyota Tundra

Today on our 2008 Toyota Tundra Crew Max, we're going to show you part number VGT-70-100. This is a 100 series fifth wheel tailgate from Stromberg Carlson products. We'll go ahead and check it out to see how the overall look of the tailgate is. As you can see, it has a big opening here for the fifth wheel or your gooseneck trailer, so you don't have to lower your tailgate when you hook up to your trailer. Pretty simple and effective construction, square tube stock top and on the bottom on this row here. As you work your way down towards the bottom of the tailgate, you'll have round tube stock and some more square and angle iron on the bottom. It looks like it has a nice gloss finish to it, it's actually a powder coat finish.


Heininger Holdings Truck Bed Accessories HE3052 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at part number HE3052. This is the Heininger Portable Pet Twistep. It's a hitch-mounted step for an inch and a quarter and two inch hitches. The hitch-mounted step is going to make it really easy for your pet to get in and out of the rear of your vehicle or the bed of your truck, which ultimately is going to protect your pet's bones and joints, as well as your back. You can use this to gain access to the roof of your vehicle cargo area or the bed of your truck, or you can use it as a hitch seat when putting on your gear for your activity. The platform is going to twist on for you, just like the position that it's being shown in right now. Then it can rotate beneath the vehicle for transport.


Pilot Automotive Truck Bed Accessories CR-605LED Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number CR-605LED. This is a stainless steel trailer hitch receiver step with the LED lights for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch hitches. This is from Pilot Automotive. The hitch step is going to help gain easy access to your luggage racks and truck beds as well as your cargo areas. Once it's installed, it's also going to act as a strong bumper guard, so if you're about ready to back into something, the step's going to make contact before the rear of your vehicle. It's going to feature an attractive round 2 styling. The round 2 is going to have a diameter of 3 inches, the LED strip on the face of the step, this is going to come on with your running lights and then it's going to illuminate brighter when your brakes are applied, giving you another brake light at the rear of your vehicle, and a little bit lower than any other brake light location.


Carr Truck Bed Accessories CARR183102 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at Part# CARR183102. This is the Carr Hitch-Mounted Step for 2" trailer hitches. It's going to provide quick and easy access to your vehicle's truck bed, cargo area or roof rack. It's going to flip up when it's not in use. It has the Jesus Fish graphic on the bottom of the step. It's going to show when the step is folded up.


Carr Truck Bed Accessories CARR183212 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number CARR183232. This is the car hitch mount step for 2 inch trailer hitches. It's going to provide quick and easy access to your vehicle's truck bed, cargo area or roof rack. You see there, we've got the nice little step. We can flip it up when it's not in use and it's going to hold itself firmly in place. Here on the bottom it's going to feature the red, white, blue and gold depiction of fire fighters on the bottom of the step. It's going to show when that step is folded in the up position.


Carr Truck Bed Accessories CARR183132 Review

Today, we're going to review Part Number CARR183132. This is the CARR Hitch Mounted Step for the 2 inch trailer hitches with the US Air Force Logo on it. This will provide a quick easy access to your vehicle's truck bed, cargo area, or roof rack. Use this as a step. Slide this into your 2 inch hitch receiver and you can use this as a step to get into your truck bed or to access your roof rack. When you're not using it, just flip the step up, just like that. It gives you a nice look.


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Truck Bed Accessories Questions and Answers

  • Tailgate Assist System for a 2013 Chevy Avalanche
  • Although the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System # DZ43101 hasn't officially been tested on a Chevy Avalanche like your 2013 model we had a customer try it on his 2010 and he reported back to us that it worked just fine so it should also work for you. The issue is that the Avalanche tailgate weighs more than a standard one, DeeZee won't honor the warranty most likely since this fit hasn't been officially released by them.
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  • Where Does Lower Bar of the Hopkins Tailgate Assist part # 74211 Sit in Relation to Pivot Tube
  • The lower bar of the Hopkins Tailgate Assist part # 74211 that you referenced will end up sitting right at level with the pivot point of the tailgate. If you check out the picture I attached you will see where that part of the assist installs in relation to the hinge of the tailgate.
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  • Installation Method for Pilot Truck Bed Cargo Revolver Cargo Management System # CG-900
  • The Pilot Truck Bed Cargo Revolver Cargo Management System # CG-900 installs in your truck bed by first placing the two base mounting brackets against the bed pillar and installing these with the supplied self-tapping hardware. These brackets are to be positioned in the bed as far down and to the rear as possible as shown in the photo I prepared for you. Next you'll assemble the base, install the adjustable feet, center support and handle as shown in the written instructions that I have...
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  • Will Truck Bed Stake Pocket Chrome Anchor Points Fit a 2011 Ford F-150 XLT
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled Draw-Tite/Highland stake pocket anchor points, # 92509, to measure them. Since this product does not have a vehicle fit list, taking measurements is how you'd determine fit. The base at the top measures 3-1/8 inches by 2-1/4 inches. The clamp part that fits inside the truck side wall is 3-5/8 inches across. With these measurements you should be able to determine fit. I am almost certain that they will.
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  • Tie Down Anchor Recommendation for a Truck with a Roll Up Tonneau Cover
  • Since you have a tonneau cover mounted on the inside of your bed rails currently a bed rail mounted tie down anchor like the # WTD-823 that you referenced would not work for you since it would install on the same location. A better choice would be a stake mount tie down anchor like the part # EM4001 that would work well with your tonneau as long as you have access to the stake pockets.
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  • Can a Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate be Painted to Match Color of Truck
  • Stromberg Carlson 100 series 5th wheel tailgate # VGM-88-100 is the only option for your 1998 Chevy K2500. It will not fit models that have a stepside bed. You can paint the 100 series tailgate since it is powder coated steel. If you are going to use the 5th wheel tailgate often or exclusively then painting it to match the truck would be a good idea.
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  • Does Installing 5th Wheel Tailgate Require Drilling or Cutting on a 2014 Ram 3500 Dually
  • For a 2014 Ram 3500 dually the correct 5th wheel tailgate is # VGD-10-4000. You should not have to drill, cut, or otherwise modify the truck to install the tailgate. Another option is Husky aluminum 5th wheel tailgate # HL15340. I have linked a video showing how it installs on a 2014 Ram 3500 dually for you. For either tailgate the worse case scenario is that either the latches or the striker pins on the truck will have to adjusted slightly as shown in the video. But this does not...
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  • Blue Ox OverBilt Motorcycle Carrier for Use in 8-foot Bed of Ford F-350 Dually
  • The ideal solution for loading and transporting a full-size motorcycle in your F-350 dually's 8-foot bed is the Blue Ox OverBilt SportLoader Motorcycle Lift and Carrier for Pickup Trucks with 8' Long Beds, part # SC3000. If you click on the included parts link for this item you can scroll down on the product page to review the specs and see a brief video illustration of how the SportLoader works. This unit requires a matching pivot tube, sold separately, and in order to determine if...
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  • How to Wire a B and W Headache Rack to a Truck
  • When you install the B and W Headache Rack part # BWPUCP7522BA it uses a standard 4-way harness to tap into the trailer wiring circuits of your truck. To see exactly how this will wire to your truck taillight circuits fast forward to the 7:30 mark of the video I attached. It will walk you through the process.
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  • What is the Bully Clamp On Hook part # WTD-811 Made Of
  • The Truck Bed Hooks # WTD-811 that you referenced is made of steel. Check out the review video I attached as well.
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate Recommendation for a 2005 Dodge Ram
  • Yes, the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate # VGD-02-100 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2005 Dodge Ram so I would recommend it for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • 5th Wheel Tailgate Option for a 1995 and a 1997 Ford F-250
  • The Stromberg Carlson 100 Series Fifth Wheel Tailgate, # VG-100, will fit both the 1995 Ford F-250 and the 1997 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty models, but it will not fit the 1997 Ford F-250 Light Duty model. The 1997 light duty model is slightly different, so you would have to use part # VG-97-100 or # VG-97-4000.
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate Recommendation for a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500
  • I would recommend the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate # VGD-02-4000 for your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. This tailgate is light and corrosion resistant like the aluminum tailgates at a much better price. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F-150
  • I checked with Stromberg Carlson and the 100 Series Fifth Wheel Tailgate part # VG-97-100 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2002 Ford F-150 so I would recommend it for you. I attached an install video for this tailgate for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Anchors for a Ford F-150 XLT to Transport a Refrigerator Long Distance
  • The Erickson Bull rings # EM4001 and Pilot Bully clamps # WTD-823 you referenced are both solid choices for your setup. I recommend going with the Pilot Bully clamps # WTD-823 because they are heavy duty and doesn't have a load capacity rating because the tie down mounts are installed to the truck beds side rails. It will hold a load that will cause the trucks side rails to cave in before the tie down will break. To remove the cover off the stake bed pockets, You could use a flat head...
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  • Does the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Help with Lifting the Tailgate on a 2014 Ford F-150
  • The DeeZee tailgate assist # DZ43200 only helps in lowering the tailgate but not lifting it. At this time we do not have a product that will assist on lifting the tailgate on a 2014 Ford F-150. This is a product like this out there, # 74211, it just isn't listed as a fit for your truck.
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  • Distance WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step # WT81BS1 Extends from Hitch
  • Since you are looking for a step that can be used with your tailgate down, I recommend taking a look at the HitchMate Extendable TruckStep, # HE4045. This step was designed for that specific purpose and offers a support strut that extends step platform up to 23-1/2" from your receiver opening. Check out the picture that I have attached. As for the WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step, # WT81BS1, that you referenced, this measures 9-1/2" from the center of the...
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  • Tailgate That Will Work With Tailgate Open
  • The WeatherTech # WT81BS1 will extend out just over 9 inches, which wouldn't be far enough that it can be used with the tailgate lowered. The Heininger HitchMate # HE4045 will extend a step up to 23-1/2 inches rearward of your receiver opening. Depending on the year, make and model of your vehicle, Bestop might offer a Trek Step, like part # B75300 which can be used while the tailgate is open. The step can then retract back up under the truck when not needed. The Trek Step is available...
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  • How to Tell the Difference Between 2007 Chevy or GMC Silverado or Sierra Old and New Body Styles
  • To determine if your 2007 GMC Sierra is the old or the new body style all you have to do is look at the back of the truck. If it is the old body style (Classic) then it will have amber turn signal lenses at the rear tail lights. New body style models will not have amber lenses and will also have a large logo in the center of the tailgate. I have included a picture showing old and new body styles side by side. The trucks are Silverados but the same differences apply to the Sierras. If...
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  • Installation Of DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System On 2014 Ram 1500
  • I called my contact at DeeZee about your 2014 Ram 1500. They told me they have never seen a truck that did not have the hole in the tailgate located near the pivot point on the driver's side. I recommend contacting the dealership to see if they can assist you in making sure you have the correct location should you want to drill the hole. Since there is supposed to be one in every tailgate, they may drill the hole for you so you can install the DeeZee Tailgate Assist, part # DZ43301....
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